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  • Blog Post: Shovel Knight Developer Breaks Down Its Impressive Sales Numbers

    A new blog from Yacht Club games, the developer behind Shovel Knight, breaks down the game's sales in detail. You will find all kinds of interesting information like Yacht Club's estimates for sales, how it arrived at those numbers, how much it approximately cost to make the game in full, and... More
  • Blog Post: Weekend Warrior 8/1/2014

    Well, folks, it's August 1, which means we're slowly nearing prime time video game season. We at the office are playing an eclectic mix of games in the meantime, and it seems some of us are also enjoying the great outdoors while the pleasant Minnesota weather lasts. Are you building a pillow... More
  • Blog Post: Shovel Knight Composer Jake "virt" Kaufman Signs On For Temporus Remix Album

    It's no secret that we enjoyed many things about Shovel Knight , particularly the music. Firebelly Studios, a developing currently at work on its Kickstarter game Temporus, has announced that Shovel Knight soundtrack composer Jake "virt" Kaufman will contribute to the game's stretch... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion – Do You Like Retro Throwbacks?

    Since the popularization of retro-inspired games like Cave Story and Super Meat Boy, the downloadable indie scene has become saturated with 8 and 16-bit visuals. Some of these nods to gaming's past are great, and others feel like they're simply cashing in on nostalgia. Yacht Club Games' polished... More
  • Blog Post: Shovel Knight Has A Lot Of Cheat Codes, But Only One Is About ‘Butts’

    Shovel Knight developers Yacht Club Games have gone all out in the name of nostalgia. Not only is the studio’s recently released title an homage to the 8-bit era, but it also includes one of that generation’s hallmarks: cheat codes. Players have been digging up all sorts of codes, including... More
  • Blog Post: Weekend Warrior 06/27/14

    This weekend a lot of the GI editors are either trying to finish or giving up on Watch Dogs, and getting deep into new downloadable titles like Valiant Hearts and Shovel Knight. It's also nice out, so some editors are doing outdoorsy things, or something. Let us know what you'll be up to below... More
  • Blog Post: Shovel Knight Download Keys Delivered Early To Backers

    Backers of the old-school, Capcom-inspired platformer Shovel Knight can grab their copies of the game a little earlier than expected. The game is set to release tomorrow, but according to an update on the game's Kickstarter page , if you backed a tier that afforded you a copy of the game, you should... More
  • Blog Post: Impressive Fan Art Gathers Nearly Every Successful Indie Game Into One Drawing

    Most video game fan art looks to the past to recall nostalgic emotions related to childhood franchises, but this piece looks to the present uniting a huge collection of indie game characters. The piece, titled Indie Collision, comes from artist Memoski on DeviantArt and features just about every character... More
  • Blog Post: Shovel Knight 'Essentially Complete,' Releasing Soon

    Yacht Club Games still doesn't have a release date for Shovel Knight, its Kickstarted old-school platformer, but it says development is very nearly complete. The game was delayed recently to the nebulous date of a few weeks after March 31 – its original release date. According to the game's... More
  • Blog Post: Shovel Knight Delayed For A Few Weeks

    Shovel Knight Developer Yacht Club revealed that it is delaying its release, according to a Kickstarter update. The 8-bit style platformer was initially supposed to release March 31, but will instead release a few weeks later. The reason given by Yacht Club in the update was to “make sure it’s... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: Which Successfully Funded Kickstarter Are You Most Excited About?

    Some of the high-profile gaming-oriented Kickstarter projects are on the horizon. Which one are you desperately waiting for? In the last few years, Kickstarter has become a big part of the gaming industry, as numerous developers look to their fans to fund projects instead of a traditional publisher model... More
  • Blog Post: Here's A Look At Shovel Knight's Nine Mega Man-Style Bosses

    Shovel Knight, the Kickstarter funded nostalgic platformer, released a new update which showcases all of the game's bosses, as well as a new weapon. The new weapon is the propeller dagger, which you can see in GIF form below,and the bosses you can see above. Developer Yacht Club games has been slowly... More
  • Blog Post: Shovel Knight Kickstarter Ends Quadrupling Its Funding Goal

    Shovel Knight, the Mega Man/Castlevania/Duck Tales inspired platformer seeking funding on Kickstarter, has more than met its funding goals. Developer Yacht Club Games opened its Kickstarter seeking $75,000, and it ended yesterday with a grand total of $311,502 pledged by backers. Shovel Knight is planned... More
  • Blog Post: Shovel Knight Shipping As Complete Game

    Shovel Knight is inspired by games like Mega Man, Castlevania, and Duck Tales. Much like those titles, it will release as a full game if it meets its Kickstarter goal . "I almost feel like the game industry has become very cynical,” Sean Velasco, founder of Shovel Knight developer Yacht Club... More
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